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Every year during the month of May Startup Grind hosts our SG Women's Month.
Welcome to the Fourth Edition of SG Women's Month in Jos.
This year, we feature two amazing Women Entrepreneurs in a Workshop and a Fireside chat.
Building a Sustainable Brand Online w/ Paula Pwul
A simplified working strategy to using Social media for brand building. How to create a content strategy and how to stay consistent.
The Startup Entrepreneur & The Place of Money w/ Mercy Ibrahim
During the fireside chat, attendees would understand how to startup their business even without a startup capital.
She would also share more about why you do not need to empty your bank account to raise funds for your business.
How you can turn what you do into a real business while having a financial plan in place even if it is just a hobby.
You would also get exposed to valuable secrets that can enable you turn prospects to paying customers while you record more patronage from newer customers by the day.
Pye Ryat Foods
Bufoles Global Concepts Ltd
Wilval Global Resources
Autolady Synergy Coy Ltd.
Child Love And Protection Advocacy Initiative
KRP Communications Ltd
Jos Tech Girls
Jos Tech Girls
Mrs Oniovo Dati established Corporate Wash 25 years ago and has grown over the years with outlets in Jos, Lagos, Abuja and Karu. Over the years, the company has mentored workers who are today running their own laundry and Drycleaning outfits.
Yop Pam-tok holds a Higher National Diploma in Business Administration and Management.
She has over 10 years of Acha Processing experience. She Co-founded Pye Ryat Foods Int'l with her hubby in 2007 to change the narrative as far as Acha is concerned,debunking the myth that Acha is synonymous to sand.
Her passion for ethnic foods has propelled her to dare where others have labelled impossible!
With 10 measures of the Acha grains she purchased from the market, Pye Ryat has grown with over 15 full time staff and enlarged their Clientele.
In 2015, she was selected by the American Embassy to represent Nigeria at the International Visitors Leadership Program in the USA, a mentoring and leadership program which brings together women from Sub -Saharan Africa.
In 2016 She has served as the Vice President of the North Central Zone of the African Women Entrepreneurship Program until 2018 when she had to step down to meet up with demands from the company.
She volunteered in 2016, in the AWEP Green Gold Project, collating a database for women Entrepreneurs in the North,an initiative of the American Embassy.
Yop Pam-Tok appreciates the efforts of women in economic development! The company collaborated with a UK based company to launch a robust social enterprise to empower the Acha farmers who are mostly women and provided processing services in two communities, Bokkos and Ganawuri, which has alleviated the suffering of rural women and reduced the drudgery in Processing.
In December, 2018 The company was one of the two companies selected to host His highness, Charles, the Prince of Wales.
Mrs Pam-tok's mission is to see people eating healthy, ethnic food! She feels Nigeria is blessed with a green land and that Plateau State has a blend of food no other state has, we only need to harness,process and keep on processing until we reach other parts of the world with our food!
Mson Macikpah is Nigeria’s foremost fashion therapist as she has over the years developed industry skills, knowledge and expertise that is second to none.
She is competent in Wardrobe consulting and Fashion merchandizing.
She is the Founder and C.E.O of Msonlisa Fashion and Accessories.
She has also established and manages Wachicha Foods, one of the most sought after processed and packaged food brand from Nigeria.
She is passionate about capacity building and expansion.
She advocates that individuals, groups and organizations build the requisite capacity to succeed in Leadership, Lifestyle and Business.
She founded and runs the Mustard Seed Network to give expression and life to her passion for capacity building.
She is also a Business and Abundance teacher.
Mrs Mson is a wife and mother.
Meet her on this Month's edition of Startup Grind Jos.
She will be facilitating the Workshop (Masterclass) on the topic: The Blueprint of Wealth.
Book your space today on www.startupgrind.com/jos
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Joyce Daser Adams is the CEO of Autolady Synergy Company Ltd, a world class Automobile diagnosis and repair company that specializes in providing ideal automobile maintenance services for individuals and corporate organizations based in Abuja.
Joyce is a Mechanical Engineer by profession, bagged her Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi State, in 2010.
Her first encounter with automobile space was when she finished her OND at Plateau State Polytechnic. She worked then with the Transport ‘B’ Department of Nigeria Police Force Headquarters(NPF) Abuja, under the auspices of Industrial Training Fund.
This exposure was further enhanced during her one year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
Her primary assignment was with an automobile company known as Daneland Automobile in Sagamu, Ogun State. Her relentless spirit, passion, zest and zeal have made her outstanding in her men dominated business domain.
In 2012, she applied for a Federal Government Grant, YouWin Program for women, and became one of the beneficiaries of the grants.
Because of her audacity in the pursuit of her dream, and the belief that men and women are born with the same ability, Joyce has grown from an auto mechanic to an entrepreneur.
In 2013 she co-founded Autolady Synergy Coy Ltd in a bid to put into practice what she has learned over the years.
She believes that the only limitation to one's success in life is that placed by one on oneself.
Joyce also believes that partnership and collaboration are very essential and are key for faster business and market expansion for every entrepreneur.
She became a franchise owner with Automedics Limited in 2014. This company has operated in Abuja for a period of 5 years.
She has been active in youth mentorship and increase participation of women in STEM industries for the purpose of molding the next generation of women Auto Engineers.
She is an On-Air Personality on ‘The Auto Mechatronix Show’, a radio show that discusses car talk, car tips and traffic law.
Joyce believes that giving back to the society is an integral part of a successful living.
In the light of this, she co-founded a non-profit organization called Autolady Inspires Foundation that was birthed from Autolady Synergy Company with the primary purpose to encourage, enlighten, empower and educate female mechanics in Nigeria.
With the aim of building Girls Auto Squad in collaboration with Nenis Foundation, a social project designed to empower girls and women, who are with very little resources, to become entrepreneurs through the Entrepreneurship, Technical and Vocational Education Training (ETVET) Program.
The goal is to make these women mobile Auto Diagnostics and Quick Service Technicians.
Mrs. Adams is a member of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
She is also a certified trainer in AUTOMECHATRONICS with AUTOMEDICS LTD.
She is happily married with children.
Mrs Abigail Ajayi is the Director of Education at Sacred Scholars Academy Jos. She is also the Head consultant at CLASSMATE Consultants; A premium brand in Educational Services. She is passionate about education and leadership and has over 3 decades of experience in the field.
Pyemwa Samantha Deshi is a relationship-oriented woman with a passion for telling stories and using words to inspire.
Professionally, Pyemwa has worked in several sectors for about 16 years.
She started as a secondary school teacher in 2004 before becoming a field officer at the Nigerian branch of a US Based NGO for 6 months.
After this, she moved to Nigeria’s oldest bank where she spent 10 years and performed various roles in customer service, retail marketing and relationship management, foreign operations and banking operations.
After banking, she was briefly an Hospital Administrator in a new fertility hospital where she established operations before moving to the Plateau State Government where she served as Special Assistant to the Director General of the Plateau Peace building Agency.
Her job in the agency was centered around communication- managing the social media content, writing reports, liaising with other partners and stakeholders and sitting on committees.
When she left government, she decided it was time to stop working for and start working with individuals or organizations.
Thus, she arrived in consulting.
Currently, she consults for several individuals and organizations in multiple fields.
In addition, she has provided services for US companies Equally Yoked Introductions and top US beauty app, Plum Perfect.
Her areas of expertise include creative and business writing and building business organisations.
As creative writer, she is also a scriptwriter currently on a project for Mnet Nigeria through Familiar Grounds Media and she works with other media producers to produce entertaining content for the screens.
She is also a member of the American Writers and Artists Institute where she is specializing in Copywriting.
In addition, she is writing her own novels and books and hopes to begin the publishing process this year.
Another project close to her heart is being the school administrator of Yunik Schools Mangu; (primary and secondary) which were established by her beloved deceased father and educates about 900 students presently.
Personally, she is a mother of two, a family woman and a lover of Nigeria.
Pyemwa is a bookworm, an information addict and loves to play games on her multiple devices.
Never be fooled by her ‘idle moments’, she is likely concocting a story or a thought in those times.
Meet her on this Month's edition of Startup Grind Jos.
Book your space today!
Kyenpiya Jessica Nyabam is an enigma and a maverick who is the founder of Child Love And Protection Advocacy Initiative (CLAPAI Orphanage) which is the largest home with 381 children being cared for. She is an activist and protector of the rights of the child especially the girl child. She is an Anti Human Trafficking advocate and coordinator of Media Campaign Against Human Trafficking (MECAHT) plateau state chapter. A social activist,a writer, a facilitator, a teacher,a counsel and foremost Prolifer and protector of the sanctity of life.
Kyenpiya is married with 3 boys. She is a recipient of several Awards as the first recipient including the Naija Diamonds Award by Mo Abudu and Inspire Africa in partnership with Diamond bank (now Access Bank)Plc, A million voices for Peace Award by 2Face Idibia Foundation as a peace builder using sports to reintegrate inter-religious crisis youth within communities. She is A Sheroes Africa Award winner and Plateau state Coordinator of Sheroes Africa amongst many others
Kaneng Rwang-Pam is a certified trained trainer from a Centre for Management Development accredited institution, the Springfield Centre, an Adam Smith International partner training institution, class of 2009 University of Glasgow, United Kingdom and the Deutsche-Welle Akademie, Germany. The vision bearer of KRP Communications Ltd, Kaneng Rwang-Pam is a market development consultant with project management and Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) skills who combines her many years of media experience and the M4P (Markets for the Poor) approach to work on pro-poor, pro-women and pro-youth media-driven development projects to create opportunities for the delivery of concrete change within the Nigerian sociopolitical environment.
She is a Farm Radio International trainer who has also been trained to facilitate the coverage of conflict (USIS), health (BBC-WST), Psychosocial Support Fisrt Aid & Counselling (IOM), gender and business (Springfield Centre). She has served in complex political, business and media markets as a media lead facilitator, trainer and mentor in Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Nassarawa, Niger, Kano, Gombe, Kaduna, Adamawa and Jos for and with organizations including Adam Smith International, DFID, the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), UN Women, UNODC, DAAR Communications, Silverbird Communications and Steam Broadcasting and Communications among others.
Rosemary M Ettaba (ANIPR) is the CEO of Korrets Hamlet, a conglomerate: made up of Korrets’ Hamlet Amusement Park, Korrets` Hamlet Events and Korrets’ Hamlet Media.
Korrets’ Hamlet Amusement Park was established with the aim of reaching the children, the family and our society as a whole it is an amusement park per excellence, created with the interest of the family at heart giving the family; male and female; young and old the opportunity to play, exercise, dine and wine; building and strengthening togetherness.Korrets’ Hamlet Event Centre is into Event planning and Management services. Korrets’ Hamlet Media provides excellent media services that meets global best practices.
She is a Media Consultant, Event Management and Entertainment Service Provider.
Afrah Jemal Mohammed is a young Medical Doctor and the founder/CEO of Life4Moms, which is an organization that strives to reduce maternal mortality by providing quality health education to women generally and pregnant women specifically. So far, Life4Moms has successfully educated 221 women about the importance of antenatal care.
Leading Life4Moms, she won the CAMTech Uganda hackathon (2017), HackJos pitch (2018), the Next Economy Demo-day pitch (2018) and the Next Economy Heroes Award. She also won a slot in the African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC) year-long entrepreneurial training, the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme, the African Changemakers Fellowship and the United Nations Millennium Fellowship. She is a writer and a blogger at http://mytinypieces.wordpress.com, where she shares her experiences and thoughts. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram on @afrahjmohammed.
Sonia Atsen is a member of the Jos Tech Girls Community, a software developer, a prolific poetess and an amazing storyteller. More than words can describe, she loves community building and enjoys solving problems either through Tech or Storytelling.
She is never satisfied with her level of knowledge. Always learning. Sonia has spearheaded some initiatives for the women in Tech community. She is not only a coder, but also a technical writer and has recently explored public speaking. Shes is also using her skills in storytelling to write great copy for brands.
Sonia is a rare mix of intelligence, humour and sarcasm. She exudes that calm, confident and sui generis demeanor that can only come from an inner conviction, until she sees a monkey.
When she is not coding or writing, you will always see her pressing her phone.
Esther Ivy Felix is a member of the Jos Tech Girls Community, a digital marketer blogger, content creator and writer. Esther has experience in content creation, social media management, digital marketing amongst others. She's a signed writer with Opera News.
The Media enthusiast is an Editor at UJXclusive.com. She's also a content creator for a number of individuals and organizations including; Girls Code Initiative, Zhibo Digital, Varsity Innovative Media, HawkFunds amongst UN's.
She's an advocate of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, Esther volunteers with various organizations including Benny Capricorn Global Initiative, Santuary For African Teenagers and Children Initiative.
Esther Felix is a presser of phone.
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